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Caballero: Man City teammates happy for my Argentina call

Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero is delighted with a first call-up to the Argentina squad.

Argentina boss Gerardo Martino has included the former Malaga stopper in his squad for a friendly double header against Croatia and Portugal, alongside City teammates Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta and Martin Demichelis.

"I'm really looking forward to it," Caballero told City's website. "I think that maybe this call could have come earlier but I don't want to think about the past - I just want to give everything for the national team.

"I want to make the most of this opportunity because I don't want it to be the last one. Hopefully I can make my debut and help the team."

The 33-year-old revealed it was special to be able to share the news with him after the two had discussed the possibility while playing in Spain.

"I was a little surprised at the reaction in the City dressing room because everyone was so happy for me," said Caballero. "Obviously the Argentines were delighted for me, but the other players in the team and on the staff were really happy.

"The three other Argentinians congratulated me."

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